Assessment Tools

Improving Performance, Reporting Results: The Guide to Using the EFF Read with Understanding Assessment Prototype

This document serves as a guide to the EFF Assessment Prototype, a standardized, alternative assessment system designed for use in adult education. The prototype includes a collection of tools and guidance to help adult education programs and states use assessment of performance on the EFF standards for accountability and instructional improvement purposes. While this prototype focuses on the standard Read with Understanding, the tools and guidelines also can be adapted and used to develop assessments on other EFF standards.

The prototype contains material of interest to multiple audiences: a model that assessment developers can use to produce assessments for all the EFF standards; guidelines useful to states, programs, and classrooms as they use the prototype for accountability purposes, including information on training staff to select, administer, score, and report results; and information on developing instructional assessments. A sample assessment and glossary are included.

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Online Assessment Task Collection (Password Protected)

This section contains our password protected Online Task Collection. Currently approximately 30 Read with Understanding Assessment Tasks are available. Assessment tasks for other standards will be added to this site in the future. To make sure the tasks remain secure for accountability purposes only certified raters will have access to these tasks. Please contact us at for information about the rater certification process.

Certified raters may click here to access the secure site.